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Written by: Maddisen Le Blanc
4/21/2012 1:27 PM

Im 21 right now and my mother is turning 50 this year. Growing up me and my mother never seen the same side it was a very rough relationship. The next little bit that im going to tell you I didn’t know until recently. Two months ago my mother found a lump, a far size. She tried and tried to get into the doctor here and never could, she finally got into a doctor in another town two months after finding the lump… she hid that from us. (Now to the now) After she went to the doctor she found out it was cancer, very big size lump, almost 5cm. she told us last week. My sister cried for awhile I cried for about 5 minutes then stopped. I realized within that 5 minutes that if we are going to get through this im going to need to be strong for her. She has been going for lots of test to find out if its anywhere else. Her surgery is on May 2nd this year, she is going to have to be on chemo and radiation for a year after words. At the beginning I didn’t think it was going to be this bad you cut it out and it will be over with. But I have been doing my research and Breast cancer is no joke. It scares me to think about what state she is going to be in, in around 5 months of getting treatment. I know I can be strong in front of her now, but what about when she is weak, getting sick all the time. I know this is going to be tough but I think I can do it. for her, together we are stronger than when we stand alone. She has already shaved her head. Looking at her now scares me the most. So to show my support I got the idea to take photos. I went out to the store and got a bunch of pink fabric. My sister, my mother and my daughter and I are all getting together to take Breast Cancer Awareness Photos. When I first mentioned it to my mother she wasn’t sure but she is all up for it now. Im going to make her feel so beautiful and loved through out this whole thing and pray every night that it will all end in everyone being together laughing and celebrating her victory.

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Qué importante es el apoyo de la familia para la persona con cáncer. Yo tengo 45 años, dos hijos menores, juego tennis, corro, voy al gym, nadie en mi familia ha tenido cáncer, sin embargo el diciembre pasado me di cuenta que en los resultados de mi chequeo anual decía que tenía unas microcalcificaciones. Busqué en internet y entré en pánico. En enero me operaron y el pedacito tenía cáncer pero estaba encapsulado aún. Recibí casi 2 meses de radioterapia y mucho apoyo de mi esposo y cariño de mis hijitos que no saben aún exactamente qué tenía yo (para qué asustarlos?, en el futuro les tengo que decir para que ellos se controlen). Ahora tengo que recibir un tratamiento de 5 años.
Aun no estoy tranquila como antes, pienso que ya nada será igual, cuidarme en la alimentación y vivir paranoica que haya heredado a mis hijos estos genes defectuosos. Yo rezo mucho y mi esposo también, agradecemos a Dios habernos ayudado a descubrir esta enfermedad sin síntomas a tiempo, y le pido diariamente que me ayude a superar este temor. Recién voy a iniciar las pastillas para los 5 años ya que el viernes tengo la cita, y tengo un poco de miedo.
Maddisen ayuda a tu mami en todo lo que puedas, ayúdala para que piense más positivamente cuando ella se deprima. También me ayuda saber que hay personas que quedaron completamente curadas y recuperaron su vida normal. Un abrazo.

By Rosario on   5/21/2012 10:50 AM

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love y

By Dayva on   9/27/2012 12:06 PM

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love you

By Dayva on   9/27/2012 12:06 PM

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YES THIS DISEASE GROW RAPIDLY BUT NOW A DAYS MANY ORGANIZATIONs / NGOs ARE WORKING IN THIS FIELD FOR PROTECT HUMAN LIKE PINKRIBBON.

By faheemuq on   10/4/2012 2:54 AM

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i am sorry to hear what your mom is going through i was so sorry that i almost cried but we know that cry doesnt really solve anything. this monthe i will wear almost everything pink braclets,cloths,socks and even nails and tell my friends to wear pink to i really hope that you will feel much better.and you and your mother will laugh together and be together again. but im pretty sure your mom will be strong enough.

By alexandra on   10/11/2012 6:15 PM

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I'm sorry that your mom has this cancer but i felt the same way when my mom had H1N1 i know its not as bad as breast cancer but people told me that alot of people died from that so i prayed every night and even called her doctor about it and she came in but i had to stay outside. But she got better and i wish the same for your mom.

By Russell on   12/12/2012 11:05 AM

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Hello Maddisen. I am Dominique. I am from the US and I work as a mammography technologist. I perform mammograms on women to detect if they have breast cancer. I have worked with many women that are in the same situation as your mom. It is very importatnt to stay positive and keep hope. They have made many advances and the survival rates of breast cancer have significantly increased. Also, there have been advances with radiation and chemotherapy that have helped a lot with the negative side effects. Your mom CAN survive this disease. She will need your support and need you to stay positive. y prayers are with your mom, yourself and your entire family. I have A LOT of experience with helping women with breast cancer so if you have any questions or just need to talk, feel free to email me at nikkidom79@yahoo.com.

By Dominique Smith on   3/3/2013 6:12 AM

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Hi Maddisen, I'm Annie a newly diagnosed breast cancer SURVIVOR! I found out on April 3rd of this year. Thus far I have undergone two surgeries and will begin treatment in June. At 21, you will find as life continues that you are more like your mother than you thought. Sometimes, we fight the very thing we are! I'm only 35 and I'm very close to my mom and we are so much alike but she has been my rock. When it comes to an illness, you look back on life and find yourself saying I should not have done or said that but those experiences are a part of our growth. The time is now and you can only look forward and for you it's the support your mother will need. Crying is always good for the soul because not allowing yourself the freedom of expression will do more harm than good. Take it one day at a time you all will overcome this. We all have the notion that our parents will be around forever, but life has a way of showing us that with a blink of an eye, it can all change. Take this opportunity to rediscover your relationship with your mom, the fact that you are with her during this most difficult time is all the support she needs. Best wishes to you both!

By Annie on   5/27/2013 6:04 PM

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Hello, I am sitting here in tears right now. My heart goes out to eh and every Mother out there that is dealing with Breast Cancer. I just went for a test last Friday because i have had something that the clinic doctor said that it was nothing to worry about but it is months now and it has not gone away and is a bit painful at times. Monday i have a US and then i would know for sure what it is. my hearts has always gone out to woman around the world and their families that are in the battle of their lives. Please fight for your mom and be the best you can for her. May God Bless you and your family.

By Kathleen on   5/31/2013 10:46 AM

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Fearless. United we stand. Fearless and focused. Breast Cancer will not define us. It will not break us. It will not have the last word.
http://teespring.com/breastcancerfearless

By Fearless! on   9/9/2013 6:52 AM

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Hey my name is justin i just lost my mother to breast cancer in march 8 of this year at Mcloed Hospital in Florence SC it all started 4 years ago when they found stage 2 in her left breast they said they got it but wanted to make sure all the cancer cells were gone so they done kemo and radiation treatment she lost all her hair and was weak but she was strong and she did not let you see her down or weak well she was in remission for 4 years when she started have stomach problems so they did a scan and found out she had 5 places on her liver and middle of her spine and right shoulder the doctors told her she had 2 to 5 yrs to live they wanted to do bone treatment to stop the spreading in her bones so she did it a few weeks later she started swelling up she went back to the hospital and they told her she was full of fluid and that they couldnt do no more bone treatment the cancer was progressing and she had 6 weeks without kemo 6 months with kemo so she did it again 2 weeks later it was a tuesday she was fine i was staying with her watching after her i was laying on the couch that night and she walked up to me and said i love you im going to bed keep it down i said i love you mom i heard her shut her bed room door and heard her praying just like she did everynight before bed but i can believe after that night i would never hear my mom say she loved me again but i knew in my heart i didnt have to hear i knew it she woke me up the next morning hurting so bad i knew something was really wrong she didnt really say to much except omg omg used to bathroom all over the floor i give her morphine cleaned the floor and she went back to bed all day long that night she started calling people that wasnt there i would say mom no ones here its just me go back to bed and rest the next day i called 911 her eyes started rolling in the back of her head and her arms spread out when she made it to the hospital they said there was nothing they could do she fought i watched her i stayed with her til she passed away march 8 at 1 in the morning the hardest thing i ever had to go through i just wish i could have done more maybe she would have lived longer see my 1st daughter madisyn grace grow up she wasnt but 6 months old when mom passed but mom was so proud of her i think about her everday i had to fight to have my own mom buried i didnt get her buried until 13 days after she passed raising money own my own waking up every morning early wondering what to do next its hard im the only one left in my family except my daughter i have cousin i never talk to and all my aunts and uncles died and grandma and grandpa most passed from cancer and im sry miss maddisen le blanc i hope your mother the best i wish no one the suffering my mom had to indure and i hope the fighting continues til they find a cure for this terrible disease

By justinsc192007 on   9/25/2013 4:12 PM

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I found a lump in my right breast while doing my self exam in July. I immediately I called my doctor, who referred me to a surgeon. I had a mammo and sono and then sent for a biopsy. They found three lumps and I was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. My first thoughts was "Oh my God I'm gonna die", especially since my father died at the age of 49 with cancer as well as my mother at age 69 with cancer. I am currently be treated with radiation five days a week and I'm into my third week. I now no longer think I'm gonna die because with the positive thoughts I have everyday for my self as well as the love, support and encouragement of my family I know I have so much more life in me. "I A SURVIVOR"'

By Deborah on   10/21/2013 5:08 PM

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I found a lump in my right breast while doing my self exam in July. I immediately I called my doctor, who referred me to a surgeon. I had a mammo and sono and then sent for a biopsy. They found three lumps and I was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. My first thoughts was "Oh my God I'm gonna die", especially since my father died at the age of 49 with cancer as well as my mother at age 69 with cancer. I am currently be treated with radiation five days a week and I'm into my third week. I now no longer think I'm gonna die because with the positive thoughts I have everyday for my self as well as the love, support and encouragement of my family I know I have so much more life in me. "I A SURVIVOR"'

By Deborah on   10/21/2013 5:09 PM

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Hallo, I am an ex breast cancer patient.I had lump under my armpit and my right breast was also taken .mastectomy so I have a long cut from my armpit and my breast is off.It's almost 16 yrs. in two months from now.I am now an author and my book is going to publish in three months' time.This is how to overcome the mental side of Breast Cancer.I think a person must be brave to face this cruel disease.Be sure that you have to live positively everyday.Do some activities that make you happy and food supplements are really needed to keep you fit. I know how bad that is but in my case,I heal myself gradually and after 7 months treatment, I went back to work in order to forget the pain, remove the terrible things that always in my mind. Just part time job I did and now I am retire still I keep myself busy.I do Taichi sport and go dancing every Saturday night where I can socialize with other women.As I mentioned above I write a book and still I'm looking some sponsors for my book.I am sure this will help some women to live longer.

By Elma Dionela 12/09/13 on   12/9/2013 1:10 PM

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i dont understand what you are all going through but, i am going to try and see if i can do a fund raiser for all the women that have breast cancer. my great grandmother had died from breast cancer....i never new her but, from all the stories i have heard about her they were somethan. anyways i really hope that some day all you ladies out there will be able to live forever. my mamma always told me that god put you here on this earth for a reason, and sometimes you just have to go through some of the horrible things that happen in life and that is okay, no matter what happens you will always be remembered, maybe not the way we all hope we could be but, at least someone that loves you enough will always remember what you had to go through and what a wonderful kind of person you had or have become. my apologies to all those ladies out there that has to deal with such a horrible thing. my love goes out into the world for all of you. ladies, you all take care now and i hope that someday i can make a change with the money i earn from fund raising. love you all and have a great rest of the day. i hope that my message will help all those beautiful wonderful women in this world to live a much longer and happier life.

By Kalin smith on   3/26/2014 1:09 PM

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i almost forgot i am a junior in highschool, and i will be 18 in july soon. i want to help people and become a CNA and help make people better.

By Kalin smith on   3/26/2014 1:12 PM

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